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DreamIt Austin Accelerator is Taking Applications

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DreamIt Ventures aims to help accomplished entrepreneurs build great companies. While the Philly program is in full swing, the accelerator program in Austin is taking applications for the 2015 cycle. This is the third year of DreamIt Austin; in the past, Austin classes have included participants from Brazil, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, and Israel. “The… Read more »


Techstars Cofounder David Cohen Explains the Equity-Back Guarantee [Q&A]

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At the beginning of September, Techstars announced something revolutionary for the world of startup accelerators: an equity-back guarantee starting in 2015. Next year, companies who go through Techstars will have three days after the end of the three-month program to lower or eliminate the amount of equity Techstars took. Right now, Techstars offers $18,000 in funding… Read more »


Product Hunt Raises $6M in Series A Funding

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Tech rating site, Product Hunt, has raised US $6 million in a new round of funding. This news comes days after the company announced that it raised a seed funding round of $1M and launched an iOS app. According to unnamed sources sited by TechCrunch, the round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and Product Hunt picked… Read more »


Startup PR Basics: How to Handle Press Releases, Media Lists, Pitch Emails, and Follow Ups

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Want a subscription to Pr.co? The first 5 people who tweet this article and mention @techcocktail will get a free 6-month Business subscription ($450 value). Right now, startup PR is pretty much a lose-lose situation for entrepreneurs and journalists. You entrepreneurs send out pitches you’re unsure about, get ignored, follow up, and get ignored again. You probably… Read more »


Patrick Fitzgerald: Entrepreneur Profile

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Patrick Fitzgerald wears many hats — he’s an entrepreneur, teaches entrepreneurship at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the managing director at DreamIt Ventures Philly. “I have been an advisor on the side for a while at DreamIt,” says Fitzgerald. “When they asked me to get on board to run the… Read more »


Three Female Founders of Wellness Companies at TCWEEK

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Tech Cocktail Week (TCWEEK) brings together notable authors, founders, and thought leaders for inspiring Sessions almost every month in Downtown Las Vegas. Startup guy and Dancefloor DJ Gavid Gallant referred to his guest participation at TCWEEK as a “summer camp for adults” made up of startup founders, tech entrepreneurs, and non-tech folks alike. Let’s look back at some notable Sessions… Read more »


Talent Turnover and Growth in Tech

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Recently while chatting with a venture capitalist in NYC, I was asked, what are the two main challenges in Europe? Well the first one – lack of growth (product market fit) funds – is becoming ever more visible. The second challenge is one that I will expound on in this article. It is a lack of… Read more »


Why Your Startup Marketing Must Include Your Origin Story

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Startups are faced with a lot of unique challenges in their route to market that established brands don’t have to deal with. As a startup, your brand does not yet have a known identity in the marketplace, and this can prove to be an obstacle in growing your client base.  More often than not, consumers… Read more »


Voxel: Preview Apps Before You Download Them

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Getting a preview of something is the best way to know if you will use it in the future. When you read a book, you can skim through the pages to decide if you like the characters and plot and before you watch a movie, you can watch the trailer. For awhile, there wasn’t a… Read more »


Startup Growth and Inspiration for Entrepreneurs

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Feeling like you need a boost of creativity as a founder, or thinking about talent growth? Is your leadership stuck in the wrong gear? Here are three articles, previously featured here on Tech Cocktail, by guest authors we think you’ll enjoy. If you’ve recently made a breakthrough in product, growth, or thought process, why don’t… Read more »


Cloud Texting Services for Z-Gen Businesses

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Communication technology is progressing each day, providing individuals and businesses with highly efficient ways of communication, and that too at extremely nominal costs. The state of affairs is a true representation of how technology should be – giving you better, for even less. Out of the innumerable advancements made in communication technology during the last… Read more »


Social Media Time Management Tips

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Small business owners have a ton of responsibilities on their plates every day; unfortunately keeping up with social media isn’t usually on top of their lists. Social media has become a big part of most people’s lives these days, especially for business owners and entrepreneurs. It’s crucial to employ time management tips to stay on top of business… Read more »


Chicago’s Industrious Expands Co-working Space to Atlanta

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Chicago-based Industrious, a designer co-working space, announced plans to expand their space and services to Atlanta in Midtown’s “Silhouette” building, 1447 Peachtree St. The 11,000 square foot space will cater to entrepreneurs and small businesses seeking creative workspace to grow their business. The decision to expand into Atlanta was a “no-brainer” for Industrious, Stewart said, shrugging off concerns… Read more »